The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY > Guide: Arduino based LED controller for Current Satellite LED+

Thread: Guide: Arduino based LED controller for Current Satellite LED+ Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
Today 07:50 AM
kman One more thought:

I know we have addressed the library folder, but make sure that you are saving the sketch under the Arduino folder in your document section.
Today 06:43 AM
Dazzlin Dave™
Quote:
Originally Posted by kman View Post
Progress!

Can't hurt to try to download your IRremote library one more time, just in case. I don't know that it's the problem, but its a quick fix, if so. Be sure to exit and relaunch the Arduino software.
I'll give it another try...maybe 4th time is the charm...lol

I'm soldering the components up right now...boy, talk about rusty !
I have no idea what I will use for a case, so I'm putting 8in wires between the pcb and the rtc with 90deg headers on both..might make battery changes simpler.
Today 06:21 AM
kman Progress!

Can't hurt to try to download your IRremote library one more time, just in case. I don't know that it's the problem, but its a quick fix, if so. Be sure to exit and relaunch the Arduino software.
Today 05:54 AM
Dazzlin Dave™ Ok, have the resistor/led hooked to uno on pin 3 and grd..looking better

now, just have this error message:
This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
enabled in File > Preferences.
Arduino: 1.0.6 (Windows 7), Board: "Arduino Uno"
test41.ino: In function 'void SendCode(int, byte)':
test41:276: error: 'class IRsend' has no member named 'sendNEC'
Today 05:26 AM
Dazzlin Dave™ Yes, my library location is same as yours
and yes, using this: "Current Satellite LED+ Controller V4.1 - MODIFIED FOR KMAN v2".

I am only using these librarys:
DS1307RTC
Iremote
LiquidCrystal
RTClib
Time
TimeAlarms
Dallas Temperature
OneWire
Do I need the others that you have showing?
/edit
are you saying that the ir led needs to be on the board atm?
/edit 2
I have nothing hooked to the uno right now..just my usb cable. I will feel pretty stupid if it has to be connedted to everyhing right now...
Today 05:12 AM
kman I know I just PM'd this, but just to make sure, all your libraries are in the right place?

On my Windows 7 (64bit) laptop, my libraries are here:



EDIT:

Also, you say you are running "4.1" but are you running the modified 4.1 that is pasted in my thread on page 44? I can't recall if there is a significant difference, but that would certainly reduce one variable. The code is in my post, and starts off with "Current Satellite LED+ Controller V4.1 - MODIFIED FOR KMAN v2".

EDIT 2:

Make sure your IR LED is on the right pin. I think it's discussed in the post, but there are options for Mega and options for Uno. Make sure both the code, and the pin, are correct for the Uno.
Today 04:48 AM
Dazzlin Dave™ New member here. I applaud all involved with this controller build. You have done an exceptional job !
I am currrently trying this build out for the Sat+, but I'm having problems compiling the sketch...
I'm using Ardunio ver 1.06 now as the newest ver. gave to many errors.
This is what my error report says:
This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
enabled in File > Preferences.
Arduino: 1.0.6 (Windows 7), Board: "Arduino Uno"
test4.1.ino:36: error: 'IRsend' does not name a type
test4.1.ino: In function 'void SendCode(int, byte)':
test4.1.ino:276: error: 'irsend' was not declared in this scope

I have tried compiling all versions from 3.7 to 4.1, and get same compiling errors in all of them. I am no coder, and google search has turned up no help to me. Would there be an issue with the irsend.h file? something I need to change? There is just way to much informaton here for me to find/remember and impliment.

Im using all library files from kman's great writeup on page 44.

If anyone could help or shed some light on my problem, my fish and I would be extremely greatfull .

I am using the OSEPP UNO R3 plus board.
03-31-2015 10:52 AM
Freemananana
Quote:
Originally Posted by kman View Post
Take a look at page 42, to start.
Thanks! I was about 10 pages prior to that when I made that comment. I have since then read through the entirety of the thread. You have made a huge effort to help the new comers, I appreciate that!

I am going to order the pieces I need and I should be good to go. Deciding on how I want the light to function is going to take some debating and trial and error.
03-31-2015 06:51 AM
kman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freemananana View Post
Guess I'll keep looking haha
Take a look at page 42, to start.
03-30-2015 06:57 PM
Freemananana
Quote:
Originally Posted by toaduck View Post
There's a condensed picture guide towards the end.
Guess I'll keep looking haha
03-30-2015 05:46 PM
toaduck There's a condensed picture guide towards the end.
03-30-2015 05:45 PM
toaduck This is the thread for you. Ignore the posts about the dosing and ph controllers etc etc.
03-30-2015 11:17 AM
Freemananana A great thread, but I'm only about half way through reading the whole thing. I have a quick question:

I only want to control my SAT+, this is the guide for me, right?

I have read a lot of the other arduino threads and they all seem to include things such as dosing pumps. I don't want anything aside from lighting control at the moment.
01-12-2015 04:47 PM
Linwood
Quote:
Originally Posted by kman View Post
You're not going to hit a specific PAR level without using a PAR meter to verify. 50% of clicks does not necessarily correlate to 50% of max PAR for the light. That would depend on the specific output curve used by the electronics, which to my knowledge, no one has ever attempted to map out. I would recommend simply shoot for ~50% (20-21 clicks) and see how it works in the real world, rather than obsessing over a mathematically-accurate number. In other words, just try it. Fine tune it once it's otherwise working.
One thing you can do that's probably more accurate than just picking the middle is, if you have one, put an ammeter on the power supply (either the 110v or 12v as you have capability for). If you then adjust until you get half the current draw for a given color combination you are probably somewhere a bit close to the 50% PAR. Though of course PAR is usable light and amps include heat generated, etc.... but many people have ammeters who don't have PAR meters.
01-11-2015 09:43 PM
kman
Quote:
Originally Posted by toaduck View Post
I'm not sure who's code I'm using.......I'll have to look. Does curt's code have the "color up" code in it. It would be nice to have it so I could be sure it was 50 %. I'm just trying to get to a certain par level.

I just tested doing it with the remote and sometimes it took 30 clicks and sometimes over 40. I tried it several times. Started to eat the remote one time....frustrated. lolol [emoji14]
You're not going to hit a specific PAR level without using a PAR meter to verify. 50% of clicks does not necessarily correlate to 50% of max PAR for the light. That would depend on the specific output curve used by the electronics, which to my knowledge, no one has ever attempted to map out. I would recommend simply shoot for ~50% (20-21 clicks) and see how it works in the real world, rather than obsessing over a mathematically-accurate number. In other words, just try it. Fine tune it once it's otherwise working.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012